Tips For Buying A New Mattress
Given that the average person spends between 7 and 9 hours asleep each night, there is no question that your mattress is the most important piece of furniture in the entire home. So, when it comes to buying a new...
Given that the average person spends between 7 and 9 hours asleep each night, there is no question that your mattress is the most important piece of furniture in the entire home. So, when it comes to buying a new mattress, you need as much information as possible to have confidence in your decision.
This quick guide will answer many of your key questions to ensure that the process of buying a new mattress is as smooth as possible.
When is it time to buy a new mattress?
The first step to buying a new mattress is to identify when it’s time to make a purchase. Generally speaking, mattresses have a lifespan of 7 – 10 years. However, there are plenty of signs that it is time to get a new mattress, such as;
• There are visible signs of sagging, tears, and holes or springs poking out.
• You have trouble sleeping and frequently do not get enough sleep.
• The mattress leaves you with aches and pains when waking up in the morning.
• Your allergies have become worse, even outside of allergy season.
• You are moving house and your current bed doesn’t suit the size of the new bedroom.
Many people delay buying new mattresses but the truth is that this could be harmful to your quality of sleep and life!
Finding the right mattress
Appreciating that you need a new mattress is one thing, but you must also ensure that the right mattress is selected for your needs. The following mattress buying tips will lead you to success:
• Choose the biggest size you can
It’s important to avoid swamping the room, nevertheless, buying the largest mattress that’s suitable for your bedroom is an essential first step. The difference between a 2’6” small single and 3’ single, or 4’6” double and 5’ king can be huge.
• Consider your temperature needs
If you are a hot sleeper, a gel infused or hybrid mattress will be far better. The cooling tech of our LEO range can keep you 400% cooler, this can work wonders in the summer while a thicker duvet will have a positive impact in the winter.
• Know the right firmness level
Mattress firmness can be broken into many levels, they are classified as soft, medium-soft, medium-firm, firm, etc. Firmness around a medium-soft is ideal for side sleepers, a medium-firm for back sleepers, a firm for front sleepers, and medium for those that change sleeping position frequently. Check out our blog on sleeping positions for more information.
• Consider personal requirements
Mattresses can cater for a range of individual needs, such as extra mobility requirements. Alternatively, hypo-allergenic mattresses are available for people that are prone to allergies. If you are unsure about what you need, an expert can introduce you to various features.
• Think about your partner
Co-sleeping adds an extra layer of complexity to the issue. It is suggested that 1 in 4 couples sleep apart due to contrasting sleeping requirements. Split tension or ‘zip & link’ mattresses may be the ideal solution to prevent this. If you are buying a mattress that will be shared, it’s vital that both of you test it out. Your joint comfort is king.
• Checking your base/bed frame
It’s important to remember that a mattress is only half of the bed, the base or bed frame is equally crucial. Researching divan bases, bedsteads, ottoman bases, and electric bed bases will give you a great starting point. Where possible, choosing the bed base that was specifically designed for the mattress you select is advised too.
Finally, while it is now possible to complete all of your research online, it is still recommended to test a mattress in-store, where you can also speak to experts to help cater to your specific needs. Buying the right mattress does require effort, but when you get it right, you’ll reap the rewards night after night.